Welsh public sector contract social enterprises

Leading anchor institutions in Wales have committed to a ‘Preston model’-style procurement policy which will increase their spend with social businesses, including co-ops. Transport for Wales, the Development Bank of Wales, Public Health Wales and NHS Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) have also pledged to embed social value across their major contracts.

Free Event: Co-operative Party – a Co-operative Approach to Social Care

A co-operative approach to social care is the fairest and most inclusive way of delivering services. It can deliver significantly better outcomes for service users, carers and commissioners. It will take place on Tuesday 10th September at Chapter (Cardiff) – Meeting Room 2. The meeting will start at 6.30pm and run until 8.30pm. Tea andContinue reading “Free Event: Co-operative Party – a Co-operative Approach to Social Care”

Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019

Inspirational talks, expert masterclasses and a celebration of business growth are in store for this year’s event The Social Business Wales Conference is specifically intended to provide inspiration, ideas and practical skills to social businesses in Wales which will help them enter new markets, develop new products or services, collaborate with each other, or adoptContinue reading “Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019”

Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019

Inspirational talks, expert masterclasses and a celebration of business growth are in store for this year’s event The Social Business Wales Conference is specifically intended to provide inspiration, ideas and practical skills to social businesses in Wales which will help them enter new markets, develop new products or services, collaborate with each other, or adoptContinue reading “Social Business Wales Awards and Conference 2019”

Enjoy a Social Summer with Wales Co-operative Centre

If you’re wondering how to keep the kids entertained over the next six weeks, Wales Co-operative Centre is here to help! Our Social Summer 2019 campaign aims to showcase the wonderful and inclusive social enterprises on your doorstep that you can visit and support. We’ve got nature reserves, culture hubs, zoos, bowling alleys, art galleries,Continue reading “Enjoy a Social Summer with Wales Co-operative Centre”

Social Business Wales Awards & Conference 2019

Inspirational talks, expert masterclasses and a celebration of business growth are in store for this year’s event The Social Business Wales Conference is specifically intended to provide inspiration, ideas and practical skills to social businesses in Wales which will help them enter new markets, develop new products or services, collaborate with each other, or adoptContinue reading “Social Business Wales Awards & Conference 2019”

Me, Myself and I – Meet the Support Workers (Dementia Action Week)

For Dementia Action Week, we are singing the praises of a local co-operative called Me, Myself and I. Today’s mini – interview is about the staff who support the Guests with whatever they need. “This feels like a family environment. There are no strict routines, people can do their own thing. It’s about making peopleContinue reading “Me, Myself and I – Meet the Support Workers (Dementia Action Week)”

Me, Myself and I – Meet the Relatives (Dementia Action Week)

For Dementia Action Week, we are singing the praises of a local co-operative called Me, Myself and I. Today’s mini – interview is about the relatives. Find out why “We have a future, and this is it”, and why that is so important to those supporting people living with dementia…

Social Business Wales Awards: Apply Today!

You are invited to apply for the 2019 Social Business Wales Awards. Yes you; the social entrepreneurs, the business leaders, the hardworking co-operators and talented innovators of the social business sector in Wales. Applications open today (Monday 13 May). Register your interest now for updates, reminders and useful information to help you through the process.